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The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is an advocacy organization that helps people with developmental disabilities have the opportunities and support to achieve their full potential and life dreams. We do not provide services.

 




Mailing Address: 320 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48913
Phone - (517) 335-3158
Fax - (517) 335-2751
TDD - (517) 335-3171
Email address: mdhhs-dd-council@michigan.gov

Facebookwww.facebook.com/MIDDCouncil 

 Map of our office

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We observe State of Michigan holidays. 

 


Dear Colleagues and Stakeholders:

On February 25, 2016 The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council will be moving to the Lewis Cass Building, 320 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48913.   Located between Washtenaw and Kalamazoo.  Our new office space will be located on the garden level of the Cass Building.  Our office may be accessed by entering the building on the Washtenaw side of the building.   This is a secure building and you will need identification to enter the building and the guard will call our office.   

Our main phone number will not change. It is still 517-335-3158.

Our email address is the same mdhhs-dd-council@michigan.gov.

Our individual numbers will change.  Staff will notify you promptly with new individual numbers.  However, if you wish to make phone contact with any council staff you may call 517-335-3158.


Please update your records with our new address:


Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council
Lewis Cass Building

Garden Level
320 S. Walnut Street

Lansing, MI 48913

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning the new location.

 

Sincerely,

Vendella M. Collins

Executive Director


DD Council Staff:

Vendella Collins
Executive Director
517-284-7292
collinsv1@michigan.gov
Yasmina Bouraoui
Deputy Director
517-284-7291
bouraouiy@michigan.gov
Dee Florence
Advocacy Secretary

517-284-7293

florenced1@michigan.gov 

Tedra Jackson
Grants Monitoring Specialist
517-284-7294
jacksont7@michigan.gov

Mary Shehan-Boogaard

Community Inclusion Coordinator 

517-284-7288

shehan-boogaardm@michigan.gov   

Tracy Vincent
Resource Analyst
517-284-7296
vincentt1@michigan.gov 
Brett Williams
Public Policy Analyst
517-284-7289
williamsb18@michigan.gov

 

 


Council Members:
 

Members Term Expiration  
Paul Palmer 9/30/17 Chair
Sharon Milberger 9/30/17  
Mark McWilliams 9/30/17  
Deborah Rock 9/30/17    
Tammy Yeomans  9/30/17    
Heidi A. DeVries 9/30/18  
Steven Johnson 9/30/18  
Richard Kline 9/30/18  
Lisa Grost 9/30/18  
Janet Timbs 9/30/19  
Lois Arnold 9/30/19  
David Taylor 9/30/19  
Roslynn Williams 9/30/19  
Matt Bolger 9/30/20  
Denise Simmons 9/30/20